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by Philip Adams
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Unexpected move in the QGD.
Replies: 70
Views: 7229

Re: Unexpected move in the QGD.

The first game I can recall seeing with White deliberately exchanging the light-squared bishops in the Carlsbad, while pursuing the plan of the minority attack, was this one: Reshevsky,Samuel Herman - Myagmarsuren,Lhamsuren [D36] Sousse Interzonal Sousse (1), 1967 1.d4 e6 2.c4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 ex...
by Philip Adams
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Recommended chess club website software?
Replies: 11
Views: 1843

Re: Recommended chess club website software?

Many thanks for suggestions so far! To give some idea of what we are seeking, thanks to the wonderful Wayback Machine (Internet archive) you can still see snapshots our old 3Cs website, for instance: https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20071010021922/http://cccs.chess.btinternet.co.uk/ Some of the lin...
by Philip Adams
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Recommended chess club website software?
Replies: 11
Views: 1843

Re: Recommended chess club website software?

Many thanks for suggestions so far! To give some idea of what we are seeking, thanks to the wonderful Wayback Machine (Internet archive) you can still see snapshots our old 3Cs website, for instance: https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20071010021922/http://cccs.chess.btinternet.co.uk/ Some of the link...
by Philip Adams
Tue May 30, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Recommended chess club website software?
Replies: 11
Views: 1843

Recommended chess club website software?

I'd welcome some advice! My club (3Cs) used to have a perfectly decent website, hosted by BT. Since BT pulled the plug on it some time ago we've somehow managed without one, but we're now thinking that a replacement is long overdue. In the absence so far of a rush of volunteers within our club, I mi...
by Philip Adams
Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Building players up
Replies: 5
Views: 1447

Re: Building players up

There is some good advice, in my opinion anyway, on this and many other junior chess issues at

https://www.utdallas.edu/chess/educatio ... enulty.pdf
by Philip Adams
Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Rubinstein-Capablanca - San Sebastian 1911
Replies: 11
Views: 1623

Re: Rubinstein-Capablanca - San Sebastian 1911

Well spotted! Now that this is "out of the bag", as it were, I can safely tell you that this was going to be one of the revelations in the forthcoming book by GM Zenón Franco on Rubinstein (in Everyman's "Move by Move" series), which I am currently translating from Spanish. After analysing the tacti...
by Philip Adams
Thu May 21, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incremental Time Controls
Replies: 79
Views: 10215

Re: Incremental Time Controls

Many thanks, Stewart and Roger,for your comments and suggestions.
by Philip Adams
Wed May 20, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incremental Time Controls
Replies: 79
Views: 10215

Re: Incremental Time Controls

Our local evening league is intending to introduce an (optional) time control with increments next season. Traditionally we have an initial session (30 moves in 1h15) followed by a final session of 20 minutes to finish. I’m very sympathetic to the logic of the Cox-Shaw view (expressed recently at th...
by Philip Adams
Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Learning how to use ChessBase
Replies: 16
Views: 2625

Re: Learning how to use ChessBase

This criticism of Chessbase is very odd: CB12 comes with a 300+ page manual in pdf.
by Philip Adams
Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sir George Alan Thomas
Replies: 150
Views: 16374

Re: Sir George Alan Thomas

An interesting topic, but I'm not sure it's such a good idea for anyone to be using chessgames.com as a source of accurate historical information. See for instance this article http://www.chesscafe.com/urcan/urcan54.htm which expresses far better than I could why this website is not listed among my...
by Philip Adams
Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sir George Alan Thomas
Replies: 150
Views: 16374

Re: Sir George Alan Thomas

An interesting topic, but I'm not sure it's such a good idea for anyone to be using chessgames.com as a source of accurate historical information. See for instance this article http://www.chesscafe.com/urcan/urcan54.htm which expresses far better than I could why this website is not listed among my ...
by Philip Adams
Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The North South Divide (?)
Replies: 52
Views: 5138

Re: The North South Divide (?)

Chess in the North West has a long (Liverpool Chess Club founded 1837, Manchester League founded in 1890) and fairly distinguished (GM Blackburne to GM Gordon, via among others, Burn, Abrahams, the Littlewoods, Markland, Corden, Horner, Pein, Davies, Short, Norwood...) past, but I am not sanguine ab...
by Philip Adams
Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Millfield International Chess Tournament for schools
Replies: 3
Views: 4957

Re: Millfield International Chess Tournament for schools

Full results, anyone?
All I've heard is that in the top section Haberdashers were first, ahead of MGS.
by Philip Adams
Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Qualified Coaches
Replies: 19
Views: 3010

Re: Qualified Coaches

I'm in broad agreement with David Levens's thinking on this issue. For some years, in the late 1970s or ealy 1980s I think, Bob Wade put on a series of courses for chess teachers. These were at a weekend. On the Saturday Bob would discuss theories and methods of developing chess ability and demonstr...
by Philip Adams
Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Draft Junior Selection Policy for 2012
Replies: 70
Views: 10824

Re: Draft Junior Selection Policy for 2012

How do you know that the GMs did not experience a training programme (devised by their own coaches)? Just because you don't know about it, does not mean it did not exist. If you look at the world class players ( Miles, Stean, Nunn, Speelman, Chandler, Mestel, Short, Hodgson, Adams) who had emerged ...